sets higher greenhouse gas reductions
The Star Tribune’s Jennifer Bjorhus (Star Tribune) and Chloe Johnson (Star Tribune) report that Friday’s new climate plan calls for greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. According to Minnesota’s current laws, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by at least 30% from 2005 levels by 2025 and by at least 80% by 2050. The new framework adopts the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s stricter goals to reduce greenhouse gases by 50% by 2030 leading towards net-zero in 2050. According to the U.N. panel, this is what’s needed to limit the temperature rise at 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
COVID-19 news: Bonnie Kollodge, MetCouncil spokesperson, stated in an email this morning to reporters that the viralRNA load entering the Twin Cities metro wastewater plants was higher than the previous week. You can also find the BA.2.75 virus variant. Additional information from the Strib.
According to the Associated Press, the Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding camera use in courtrooms for permanent. People around the globe watched the COVID-19 trials of former police officers Derek Chauvin, and Kim Potter.
Jon Collins , provides a recap of Thursday’s Hennepin County Attorney Debate.
Jennifer Bjorhus and Greg Stanley of the Star Tribune report that while once common, the numbers of prairie birds in Minnesota are declining as their habitat shrinks.
North News: Here’s Steve Brandt explaining why Northside property tax are so high.
Some petitioners, requesting that the Lake Harriet shell be painted bluegray when it goes through renovations. Since 2004, it has been “unfortunately mud brown”.
The DNR’s fall colour map shows that we are starting to see foliage turn in some parts of northern, central, and southern Minnesota.